can hamsters eat black olives

Can Hamsters Eat Black Olives?

Black olives are those varieties of olive that are picked whilst they are ripe.

So can hamsters eat black olives at all?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, phosphorus, and calcium content is of interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 609 kJ (146 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3.84 g
Sugars 0.54 g
Dietary fiber 3.3 g
Fat 15.32 g
Saturated 2.029 g
Monounsaturated 11.314 g
Polyunsaturated 1.307 g
Protein 1.03 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(3%) 20 μg
(2%) 231 μg
510 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.021 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (1%) 0.007 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.237 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.031 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 3 μg
Choline (3%) 14.2 mg
Vitamin E (25%) 3.81 mg
Vitamin K (1%) 1.4 μg
Minerals
Calcium (5%) 52 mg
Iron (4%) 0.49 mg
Magnesium (3%) 11 mg
Phosphorus (1%) 4 mg
Potassium (1%) 42 mg
Sodium (104%) 1556 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see olives contain a lot of salt and fat, a hint of phosphorus and sugar, a little calcium and acidic content.

This means that black olives are not the best food for hamsters as they are very salty and full of fat.

They will make a hamster sick if they eat them, so are a food to avoid feeding them.